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Lotto Soudal attacks, but Boasson Hagen wins third stage in Tour of Norway

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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data) has Thursday in your own country, the third drive in the ninth Round of Norway (cat. 2.BC) won. He devoured with a late attack the peloton, which also Lotto Soudal some uitvalspogingen did, and thus became the new leader.

The third stage of 179 km between Lyngdal and Kristiansand contained the road something pittigere climbs than the previous two days. On wet roads was a breakaway with Nikita Stalnov, Andreas Vangstad and Andre Sotberg, but that was quickly seized first by a counterende Preben Van Hecke, and afterwards the peloton, that grouped in to the local laps in Kristiansand reed. On the go was Lars Boom from the course gone by back problems.

In the local loops waiting for a hill, which at first Carl Frederik Hagen, and a lap later his team mate Tim Wellens inspired to make an attempt, but the Team Dimension Data brought everything back together for his team leader Boasson Hagen. Who waited for the sprint and went in the slotkilometers themselves are chance, along with Ben Swift. Only the 32-year-old Norwegian remained out of the clutches of the peloton, and won for the Dutch cyclocross rider Joris Nieuwenhuis and his compatriot Alexander Kristoff. Tom Van Asbroeck was eighth.

Boasson Hagen now has eight stage wins in his own national stage race to his palmares. He saved his team from a drought of more than a month and a half without a victory. In the mode of the Noor is now seven seconds ahead of the previous leader, Cees Bol, by a fourth place in the daguitslag just next to the time bonuses picked up, and so to place two fell.